Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)

Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) is a very common curable sexually transmitted infection. However, in some cases, it is not diagnosed. It can infect the genital areas of both men and women. The infection is usually transferred by sexual intercourse.


  • Can be treated with antibiotic treatment
  • Effective treatment is available



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Trichomonas Vaginalis

2 treatment(s) for Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)

treatment
Tinidazole tablets
  • Very effective for trichomonas vaginalis
  • Complete the full course
  • Mild side effects
Metronidazole Tablets
  • Very effective for trichomonas vaginalis
  • Complete the full course
  • Mild side effects
DescriptionCausesTypes of treatmentQuestions and answers

Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection. It is a small germ similar to bacteria. Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) can infect the genital areas such as the vagina, urethra, and prostate glands. This infection is transferred by sexual intercourse. However, it is not as serious as other sexually transmitted infections as it does not spread in the body.


Usually, no symptoms are visible if a person is infected with Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV). Hence, you pass on the infection without realizing it.


Symptoms in Women

  • Unpleasant vaginal discharge
  • Itching in the vagina
  • Red patchy areas on the genitals
  • Painful sex
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pain during urination


Symptoms in Men


  • Discharge from the penis
  • Pain during urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Irritation at the tip of the penis


It is not possible to diagnose Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) with the symptoms. Medical help would be required here.


To learn more about trichomonas vaginalis , see the comprehensive patient information leaflet



Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) is caused by a small parasite, protozoan. An infected person can transfer the infection through sexual intercourse. In women, this infection usually affects the vagina, cervix, urethra, bladder, and glands in the genital areas. In men, the infection develops in the urethra or under the skin of the penis.


There can be some complication of Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) infection. During pregnancy, if the mother is infected, she may have an increased risk of early labour and the baby may have a low birth weight. In men, this infection can cause unpleasant infection of the prostate glands. Both men and women have increased risk of developing HIV infection if you have unprotected sex with an infected partner.


There are some ways to prevent Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV).


  • Avoid vaginal, anal, or oral sex
  • Avoid sex with multiple partners
  • Use condoms
  • Regular medical checkups



Medicines can cure Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV). An antibiotic medicine known as metronidazole is one of the most common treatments. You and your partner should be treated at the same time, even if he/she does not have the infection. It is also advisable to avoid sex for at least 1 week after the treatment.


A short course of metronidazole tablets is enough in most cases. However, read the patient leaflet before taking the medication and also consult your doctor. Some points to be kept in mind while taking this medicine are:


  • 1 tablet two times a day for 5-7 days (or as prescribed by the doctor)
  • Some people may face some side effects such as vomiting or feeling sick. This can be avoided if the medicine is taken immediately after food
  • Another common side effect is a kind of metallic taste of the medicine
  • Avoid alcohol during the treatment and for at least 2 days after completion of the course.
  • Avoid the medicine if you are breastfeeding




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What is Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)?

It is a sexually transmitted infection.


How common is Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) infection?

It is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease.


How do people get Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)?

People get infected during sex with an infected partner.


Are there any complications associated with Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV)?

YES. It can increase the risk of getting and spreading other sexually transmitted diseases. People may get infected with HIV.


Is Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV) curable?

YES. Medications can cure Trichomonas Vaginalis (TV).



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